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NCAA Game Summary - Memphis at East Carolina



(Saturday, October 18th)

Final Score: East Carolina 30, Memphis 10

Greenville, NC (Sports Network) - Jonathan Williams ran for 108 yards and a touchdown to pace the East Carolina Pirates in a 30-10 triumph of the Memphis Tigers in Conference USA action at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Norman Whitley added 60 yards and a score on the ground for the Pirates (4-3, 2-1 CUSA), who snapped a three-games slide. Rob Kass threw for a 167 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the victory, while Dwayne Harris snared six of those passes for 86 yards and a score.

Curtis Steele had 43 rushing yards and a touchdown, as the Tigers (3-5, 1-3) suffered their second loss in a row. Quarterback Arkelon Hall started the game for Memphis, but left with a hand injury after completing just 2-of-3 passes for 23 yards. Without Hall, the Tigers' offense sputtered and managed only 184 total yards, well below their season average of 465.3 ypg.

With just over a minute left in the opening quarter, Memphis took the first lead behind a four-yard touchdown run by Steele.

Midway through the second quarter, Williams put ECU on the board with a 68- yard run to paydirt.

Memphis, though, would grab a 10-7 lead right before the half, as Vinny Zaccario nailed a 20-yard field goal with 11 seconds left.

The Pirates took their first lead midway through the third quarter, when Kass found Brandon Simmons on a 42-yard scoring strike. The two-point conversion try was unsuccessful, however, and ECU led 13-10.

Late in the third period, Kass found Harris from 28 yards away to push ECU's advantage to 20-10.

Ben Hartman nailed a 22-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter for the Pirates and Whitley put the game away with a 12-yard touchdown run late in the period.

ECU gained 381 total yards and converted on 7-of-14 third down chances in the win.

10/18 15:41:25 ET


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